On Being Ready to Receive

Everywhere we look, the consensus seems to be that good things are coming. Being open to them is key, so we set up camp open-handed and open-hearted.

Eventually, we get tired of waiting, and begin to wonder where the heck these ‘good things’ are. Even when we’re working towards them with everything we can possibly muster.

I posted about SPARK last week, the project curated by Amy Souza. I ought to have worked on my response yesterday, but the muse had other ideas. The piece that spilled forth within the next 30 minutes might well be one of the best poems I have ever written.

I have spent more time writing lately, although little of what I have written is apparently fit for public consumption. I look forward to being able to produce something that I can share.

I think this recent writing puts me in a really vulnerable position. I am facing up to things that I have never explored before…or perhaps never needed to explore. I trust that something good will come of this, as long as I am ultimately ready to receive.

What do you do to get yourself into a writing frame of mind? Do you believe in being ready to receive?

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2 comments on “On Being Ready to Receive

  1. emma says:

    I’m experimenting with the theory that I need less literal disorder in my environment to have the way open for my writing to come back, and I’ve thankfully had major progress on those lines these past two weekends and it feels good. Hopefully that means something good for the nearness of words. Most of my writing I’ll always say I have no idea where it comes from, it just happens. The words just find their way through my fingers and onto the page, and a lot of the time (with a few more recent exceptions) I’ve never known where a piece is going until it’s gotten there. I think an artist, of any kind, definitely needs to be receptive and open to what’s out there for them as a creative being.

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